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  • Summary: The dominant hoops franchise returns live, delivering high-flyin', fast-paced NBA action plus a whole lot more. With all-new player reactions and bench sequences, redesigned commentary, and crowd animations, NBA Live 2001 comes alive, bringing more emotion and atmosphere to the court thanThe dominant hoops franchise returns live, delivering high-flyin', fast-paced NBA action plus a whole lot more. With all-new player reactions and bench sequences, redesigned commentary, and crowd animations, NBA Live 2001 comes alive, bringing more emotion and atmosphere to the court than ever before. [EA Sports] Collapse
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  1. Offers everything you'd want in a basketball game — fast and fun gameplay with tight and responsive control, gorgeous graphics and realistic animation, and many game modes, each with a boatload of customizable options.
  2. This is the very first basketball game in which I have ever, and I mean ever been able to get realistic numbers while playing a full game using 12-minute quarters.
  3. Reminds me a lot of those so-called summer blockbusters. The game itself isn’t that bad, but it just can’t live up to the hype surrounding it.
  4. More complicated moves like an over-and-under are possible, but nothing compares to working your man down low with Shaq, holding down the turbo button while turning the corner for a gorilla slam.
  5. A solid if unspectacular start for EA Sports' next-gen hoops. Fans of the series will be genuinely pleased. But compared to what Visual Concepts is doing with the "NBA 2K" games, Live has a long way to go before it makes it to the Finals.
  6. Aside from the graphics, the PS2 version of Live 2001 can't hold a candle to its PSX counterpart.
  7. Slowly becoming the Utah Jazz of console sports franchises -- produces enough so that you can't ignore it, but possesses neither the flash nor the innovation to beat the younger competition in the ratings game.

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